What Dogs Teach Us

It was around the end of June, 2003.  A hot summer when I traveled from Texas where my husband was at a military course and decided to come home to South Dakota to set up our “new to us” house.  We had been married one year, straight out of college and were new to military […]


A Lavender First Communion

Recently we celebrated our daughter’s First Communion.  This is a major milestone in a child’s life, and to celebrate each of her grandparents came out as well as her godmother and friends.  It was a fabulous time!  For more information on preparing children spiritually for First Communion, please see the following article HERE. We enjoyed […]


No-fail Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

                Looking for a quick delicous and classic dessert?  Try these no-fail simple cherry cheesecakes. To start, gather 2 packages of 6 mini graham cracker cups.  Place on a cookie sheet or tray. For the filling:  Mix one cup powdered sugar with one 8 ounce package of cream […]


Feature: Our Life In The Woods- Custom Letter Decor

It’s such a popular trend- personalized letters in various formats for special events.  Megan at Etsy shop Ourlifeinthewoods has a classy and unique twist on this style.  Her store specializes in rustic natural decor from Minnesota.  She has hit the target with her rendition of accent letters featuring fresh maplewood. The letters can be mixed and […]


Holiday Gift Guide: The Modern Bazaar

*Disclosure: the following article is a paid advertisement.  The views of the shops represented and of On The Way Home are their own. One of the best items to get any woman on your list is definitely jewelry! What gal doesn’t want added bling? Jen Carey of the Etsy shop, The Modern Bazaar is one […]


Holiday Blog Tour

Welcome to our Holiday Blog Tour!  The following blogs have teamed up to give you a variety of ideas from home decor to tips on how to make your tree stay fresh.  There’s something for everyone in the mix!  Grab a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa and enjoy the tour.  Merry Christmas! The tour […]


Shopping Drop Out: Why I gave up Black Friday

We’ve all seen the memes, poking fun at Black Friday.  ”Only in America,” they say “do people go shopping to fight over stuff that they just gave thanks for the day before.” But wait.  As funny as it is- it just makes me stop and wonder- WHY?  It’s a long time tradition for many, to […]

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